Zend PHP Certification Study Guide

Zend PHP Certification Study Guide

Third Edition

An all new, expanded edition of the Zend PHP 5 Certification Study Guide is now available with three new chapters, and over 80 pages of new content. Updated for PHP 5.6.

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Table of Contents

The third edition of the Zend PHP Certification Study Guide contains more than 80 pages of brand new content, as well as being fully updated to PHP 5.6. With 3 new chapters, and 2 new appendices (including one on PHPDBG), this book covers everything you need to know to pass the certification, as well as making an excellent desk reference.

  • PHP Basics
  • Functions
  • Strings and Patterns
  • Arrays
  • Web Features
  • Files and Streams
  • Databases and SQL
  • Data Formats and Types
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Closures and Callbacks
  • Design and Theory
  • Errors and Exceptions
  • Security
  • Web Services
  • Appendix A: Array Functions
  • Appendix B: Filter Extension Filters & Flags
  • Appendix C: phpdbg


What people are saying about the Zend PHP Certification Study Guide

[I]t’s the book to read to become Zend Certified, or just improve your PHP knowledge.

Davey Shafik


Davey Shafik is a full-time developer with over 14 years of experience in PHP and related technologies. He is a Community Engineer at Engine Yard and has written three books, numerous articles, and spoken at conferences the world over. He is best known for his books, the Zend PHP Certification Study Guide and PHP Master: Write Cutting Edge Code, and as the creator of PHP Archive (PHAR) for PHP 5.3.

Davey is passionate about improving the tech community. He co-organizes the Prompt initiative, dedicated to lifting the stigma surrounding mental health discussions, and has worked with PHPWomen since its inception.

Ben Ramsey


Ben Ramsey is a web craftsman, author, and speaker. He builds a platform for professional photographers at ShootProof, organizes user groups, and lives in Nashville, TN with his wife, son, and dog named Echo. Ben blogs at benramsey.com and is @ramsey on Twitter.

A core contributor to the PHP programming language, Ben is the co-author of Zend PHP Certification Study Guide and PHP 5 Unleashed, the author of numerous articles on APIs and web application security, and is a popular speaker at PHP conferences worldwide.

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